at once; then; right away; only; (emphasis); to approach; to move towards; to undertake
|be; yes; this|
|simp. and trad.
- even if (when the verb of the following part of the sentence is preceded by 也 (yě))
- (giving emphasis) just; really
- like; in the same way as
就是……也 (yě) is used to express "even if" in case of a hypothetical statement. This construction is the same as 即使 (jíshǐ)……也, 即便 (jíbiàn)……也, 縱使／纵使 (zòngshǐ)……也, 哪怕 (nǎpà)……也 and 就算 (jiùsuàn)……也. There are differences with the last two: 就算 gives a feeling that the hypothesis has little chance of being realized, while 哪怕 is stronger.
- it sure is!; exactly!